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Microsoft Sues Samsung Over Smartphone Patent Agreement

Microsoft Corp. on Friday accused Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. of trying to sink a 2011 patent-licensing deal, alleging in a complaint filed in New York federal court that Samsung delayed payments after Microsoft bought Nokia Corp.’s mobile device business.

  • PTAB Issues First Precedential Designation For AIA Rulings

    In a first under the America Invents Act, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Thursday designated a ruling as precedential, saying that a covered business method patent review cannot proceed if a petitioner files a civil suit to challenge a patent's validity prior to filing its review petition.

  • Argentina's Failure To Pay Is A Credit Event, ISDA Says

    The International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. on Friday found that Argentina's failure to pay bondholders has constituted a "credit event," prompting an auction that could result in some $1 billion in payments on credit default swaps.

  • EEOC Urges Justices To Take On Abercrombie Hijab Suit

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to review its allegations that Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.'s refusal to hire a Muslim woman because of her headscarf constituted religious discrimination, saying lower courts are split on the issues raised in the case.

  • Full DC Circ. Urged To Rehear ACA Subsidies Case

    The Obama administration on Friday asked the full D.C. Circuit to revisit its recent ruling that consumers cannot obtain tax credits when shopping for insurance on the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplaces, saying a court panel erred by reading the law too narrowly.

  • HP To Pay $32.5M To Settle USPS Overbilling Claims

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to end allegations that it overbilled the U.S. Postal Service for nearly a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.